Served daily from 12 noon

We love good food here at The Kitchen. Food that’s local, from the heart and downright delicious. And we love serving it in the gorgeous, light-filled space that is our restaurant with stunning views across the Park, River Esk and out to the historic Orangerie. We have child-friendly menus plus vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options. We’re also available for private eventscorporate events and weddings.  

Lunch is served from 12pm to 4.30pm on weekdays and to 5pm on weekends. Book online or call us on 0131 322 2572. Alternatively, simply turn up and we’ll find you a table. There’s always plenty of shopping to be done in Restoration Yard if there’s a short wait. 

The Menu

Satisfying Soup, Salads and Sandwiches

Cullen skink – made with Peterhead smoked haddock – served with toasted bloomer bread and butter (gf available) £7.00

Roasted Buccleuch beef and mature cheddar melt on toasted sourdough baguette with onion and thyme chutney and dressed salad £8.50

Roasted red pepper, Gorgonzola cheese and baby spinach on toasted sourdough bread with spiced pear chutney and dressed salad £7.00

Warm whipped goats’ cheese, red onion and beetroot tart with chicory, apple and lentil salad (v) £9.00

Smoked Scottish salmon with Dunbar crab, avocado, pickled fennel, brown crab mayonnaise and brown bread (df/gf available) £10.00

Freekeh salad with pomegranate molasses, roasted squash, parsnip crisps, kohl rabi and sumac dressing (vg) £8.00

Caesar salad with pancetta, parmesan, crunchy croutons and anchovies £9.00 Add chicken or hot smoked salmon (gf available) £4.00

RY fishcakes made with Scottish salmon, potato, lemon and parsley, served with dressed salad and aioli £14.00

Extraordinary Eggs

Two potato scones topped with two poached eggs and hollandaise sauce (gf toast available)
Choose either: Benedict £8.50 Royale £9.00 Florentine (v) £7.50

Marvellous Mains

200g Rump steak beef burger in a brioche bun with mature cheddar, chipotle mayo, lettuce and tomato served with RY kimchi slaw and hand-cut chips £15.00 Add bacon or haggis £1.50

Crispy buttermilk chicken burger in a brioche bun with mature cheddar, chipotle mayo, lettuce and tomato served with RY kimchi slaw and hand-cut chips £15.00 Add bacon or haggis £1.50

Crispy potato gnocchi with wild mushrooms, baby spinach, chilli, tomato and red pepper sauce (vg/gf) £14.00

7 hour lamb hotpot with parsnips, carrots, turnip, new potatoes and rosemary gravy (gf/df) £15.00

Battered East Coast haddock fillet, hand-cut chips, RY tartar sauce, lemon and garden peas (df) £14.00

Truffled macaroni and slow braised ox cheek with soft herbs and garlic bloomer bread £14.00

Tofu green Thai curry with coconut milk, coriander, lime and basmati rice (vg/gf) £12.00

On the Side

Fries (vg/gf) £3.50
Rosemary fries (vg/gf) £3.95
Purple sprouting broccoli with anchovies and crispy chilli £4.00
RY mixed salad (vg/gf) £3.00
Selection of bread and butter, olive oil and balsamic (v) £4.00
Houmous and grissini (vg) £4.00

The Sweet Stuff

Selection of ice cream and sorbets (v/gf) £5.00
RY sundae (v/gf) £5.00
Buttermilk panacotta with winter fruits and mulled wine syrup (gf) £6.00
Warm marmalade sponge pudding with vanilla custard (v) £6.00
Raspberry and white chocolate crème brulee with RY shortbread (v/gf available) £6.00
Valrhona dark chocolate tart, crème fraîche and honeycomb (v) £6.00

To Finish

Our range of teas & coffees are specially chosen by Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Co.

Flat White £2.80 ~ Cappuccino £2.60 ~ Latte £2.60 ~ Americano £2.50 ~ Espresso £2.00 ~ Macchiato £2.20 ~ +Syrup £0.50 ~ +Extra Shot £0.50 ~ Hot Chocolate £2.80

Loose Leaf Teas from £2.40 (Chamomile Flowers, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Gunpowder Green Tea, Moroccan Mint, Jasmine Blossoms, African Rooibos, Turkish Apple, Blue Lady and Breakfast)

For the Kids

Lovely Lunches

Macaroni cheese with garlic bread (v)
Battered cod goujons with fries, peas and lemon (df)
Chargrilled 4oz steak burger with fries or salad (df)
Spaghetti with tomato sauce and parmesan (gf)
Chicken goujons with broccoli and either fries or salad (df)
Hotdog with fries or salad (gf available)
Chargrilled chicken breast with garlic mayo and salad (gf/df)

All £6.00

Delightful Desserts

Two scoops of ice cream (v)
Cookie and ice cream (v)
Fresh fruit and raspberry sorbet (vg)

All £3.00

Wine & Spirits

All wines available in a 125ml glass, 175ml glass and 750ml bottle.


Chardonnay, Listening Station, Western Australia '18
Pinot Grigo, Veneto '17
Sauvignon Blanc, The Cloud Factory, Marlborough '17


Prime Cuts, Western Cape '18
Pinot Noir, Emiliana Adobe Reserva '18
Malbec, The Soldier's Block, Victoria '17
Shiraz, The Soldier's Block, Victoria '18


Mirabello Pinot Grigio Rosé, Veneto, Italy '17


Mirabello Prosecco, Veneto, Italy
Mas Macià, Cava Brut, Spain
La Chapelle, Champagne Premier Cru

Beers & Cider

Paolozzi - Edinburgh Beer Factory
Game Bird - Born in the Borders
Pale Armadillo - Tempest Brewing Co
Nanny State Low Alcohol - Brew Dog
Traditional Cider - Thistly Cross
Drop Kick - Tempest Brewing Co


NB Gin
Blackwoods Vodka
Dark Matter Rum
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Glenkinchie 12
Glenmorangie 10
Lagavulin 16


Still Mineral Water £2.00 (330ml) £4.00 (1ltr)
Sparkling Mineral Water £2.00 (330ml) £4.00 (1 ltr)
Fresh Orange Juice £2.50
Cloudy Apple Juice £2.50
Fentimans Botanicals selection: Rose Lemonade, Victorian Lemonade, Wild English Elderflower, Ginger Beer £3.10Coke £2.70
Diet Coke £2.50
Sprite Zero £2.50
Fever Tree Selection: Tonic, Slimline Tonic, Lemonade, Soda £2.20